Чому США відмовилися включати росію до списку держав-спонсорів тероризму. Можливі пояснення цього рішення – у статті Віктора Гаврилюка.

On the eve of the anniversary of September 11: why the USA does not want to recognize the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism

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On the eve of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks committed by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001 in the United States, which became the reason for the immediate introduction of US and allied troops into Afghanistan as part of the operation “Unconquered Freedom” and have launched qualitative processes of improving security systems on a global scale, it is appropriate to consider the attitude of the US president to the war in Ukraine. The war, without exaggeration, of Western civilization against Putin’s imperialism, which in 2022 acquired complete features and led to a lame attempt to directly seize the territory of Ukraine.

After the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, al-Qaeda began to fight against Western countries – with the United States at the vanguard of Western civilization, as well as adherents of Western culture and lifestyle in Muslim countries. At the end of the “wild period” (the leadership was based in Sudan) and the beginning of the “period of prosperity” (the leadership was already based in Afghanistan) of al-Qaeda in 1996, Emir Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States on behalf of the organization.

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After a series of terrorist attacks on embassies in the 90s and the 9/11 American disaster, US President George W. Bush released a list of the world’s most wanted terrorists, which consisted of the “first 22 people.” Osama bin Laden, suspected of organizing the September 11 terrorist attacks, topped the list.

“Terrorists try to operate in the shadows. They try to hide. But we are going to shine the light of justice on them. We list their names, we publish their pictures, we take away their mystery. Terrorism has a face, and today we expose it to the whole world.”– with such words he began then speech president bush The published list and the speech gained wide publicity, and Osama bin Laden was assigned the status of “terrorist No. 1”: a terrorist from the list of “first 22 people.”

Leading European countries also have a tragic experience of terrorist attacks organized by terrorist organizations. For example, in January 2015, representatives of the Islamic State (ISIS) staged a terrorist attack in the Paris editorial office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

“Freedom of speech is not only the ability to speak, but also the desire to be heard. Not everyone reacts to what they hear or see in the same way. The freedom of action of Muslims in a state of offense is capable of punishing the freedom of speech of the West. The theory of the clash of civilizations is the reality of a multipolar world. The terrorist attack in Paris is a clash between Western and Islamic civilization. Differences in religion, traditions, values, lifestyle, political system, language will always cause conflict. Not only direct interference in the Islamic world, but also mockery of it is an invitation to terrorism in the country.”– this conclusion was made by me in January 2015.

Understanding the essential differences between Western and Islamic civilization, US President George Bush emphasized in his speech: “Our war is not against religion. Our war against evil. There are thousands of Muslim Americans who love America as much as I do. And we will respect their rights. We will not allow terrorists to erode the fundamental rights that make our nation unique. Essentially, they will learn that our nation has responded in ways they never imagined. We are one. People of all faiths, all religions, all territories of our country are united in joint efforts to eradicate evil where we find it. It is right. This is the right course of action for our nation and the world, and I want to thank you all for your help.”.

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The story started by President Bush ended last year, President Joe Biden fulfilled his promise – on August 31, the world media widely distributed the photo of Major General Chris Donahue, the last American soldier, leaving Afghanistan. The Taliban movement, which once supported and protected al-Qaeda, regained power in the country, and the US-backed Afghan government fell. The body of the “terrorist No. 1” was buried in the Arabian Sea in accordance with Muslim religious customs of the US special services immediately after its elimination in May 2011, but the United States did not manage to put an end to Islamic terrorism.

So, the United States has its own history of fighting terrorism, which, quite naturally in the conditions of the clash of civilizations, did not have a logical conclusion in the form of victory over “evil” – as George Bush talked about. Washington had to admit that the fight against terrorism does not require troops on the ground. Along with this, the withdrawal of the military contingent of the US and NATO countries from Afghanistan made it possible to successfully respond to new geopolitical challenges – from the beginning of 2021, an escalation was observed in the Ukrainian Donbas. In addition, it was not possible to conduct diplomatic negotiations at the level of the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, and the position of “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine” in the negotiations between the United States and Russia, as it later became known, prompted President Zelensky to reject Biden’s warning that Russia will invade Ukraine. The US has resisted calls for pre-emptive sanctions against Russia, saying it would undermine the West’s ability to deter Moscow from any further potential aggression against Ukraine. Such positions contributed to the fact that Biden, based on the tone of the conversation during the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on February 23, said goodbye to all of Ukraine.

The imperialist policy of modern Russia is based on historical symbolism and mysticism of events. The strength of the so-called Russian world directly depends on the preservation of the cult of victory in Putin’s Russia. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Russian cult of victory over Nazism in the Second World War militarized the consciousness of the people, rallied the population around the leader. Russian propaganda media have created a convenient picture of the world for Russians, in which Ukraine is ruled by supposed nationalists who allegedly mock Russian-speakers, Russians, etc. This “untied the hands” of Russia in seizing Crimea, supporting separatist movements in the east of Ukraine, and a full-scale offensive in 2022. Therefore, even after the losses of the Russian Federation in Ukraine exceeded a new psychological mark of 50,000 soldiers, Putin has to declare that Russia “has not lost anything” since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Repetition of such theses in the context of Ukraine’s military successes brings closer the failure of the Russian army, which could become sudden and catastrophic. Undoubtedly, the so-called Russian world is a civilizational unit, but in terms of its level of development and values, it is unable to compete with Western civilization – this is the root cause of the use of force against the Ukrainian people.

Ukraine rightly receives large-scale, coordinated support from Western civilization in the war against Putin’s imperialism, which would be impossible under the conditions of further military support for the hopeless government of Afghanistan. The choice was made in favor of the Ukrainian people, who repeatedly proved their commitment to the free world and democracy, in contrast to the people of Afghanistan, who continued to be under the influence of warlordism and the socio-economic situation of the Middle Ages.

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The other day, the USA announced that it had finally refused to include the Russian Federation in the list of state sponsors of terrorism. There are various explanations for this decision, one of them: President Biden promotes the economic interests of France and Germany, the leaders of the European Union – allies of the United States in both Afghanistan and Ukraine. After all, recognition of Russia as a state-sponsor of terrorism by the United States would lead to the need to impose sanctions against Washington’s allies who have not given up economic relations with Russia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has already reacted to the decision of the White House and assured that Ukraine will continue to work to ensure that Russia is recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism. President Zelenskyi has repeatedly called for the Russian Federation to be granted such a status, in particular, after the mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war by the Russians in Olenivka at the end of July 2022.

Of course, the recognition of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism would economically weaken the enemy, but today it is necessary to build a coordinated strategic scheme for receiving compensation from Russia for the damage caused, a scheme in which there are no point solutions. In the conditions of war, along with agreements on emergency financial support, it is necessary to think about the future policy of irreversibility, instead of the policy of drift. As an option, the result of this could be agreements with strategic partners on the creation of a global fund for victims of the aggression of the Russian Federation, which should be filled with the funds of the aggressor according to the principle “from confiscations today to reparations tomorrow.” Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova are victims of Russian aggression, who must jointly determine the direction of the use of funds from this fund, and the G7 must agree. Funds should not be directed to the budgets of countries directly, but should be allocated according to their intended purpose. The government of Ukraine should initiate the creation of such a fund, and one of the main conditions for receiving aid should be the absence of pro-Russian parties in the country’s leadership.

Viktor Gavrylyuk, specially for “Word and Deed”

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